Ziggurat: Claire Hooper and Paul Simon Richards

This exhibiton took place at Edel Assanti

Chandelier Projects, in collaboration with Edel Assanti, is pleased to present a new exhibition by British artists Claire Hooper and Paul Simon Richards. The exhibition contains work in film, installation and painting.

Claire Hooper presents ‘Proposal for a Sumerian Temple', a large installation based upon archeological plans of a temple found at the site of the ancient Mesopotamian city of Eridu, Iraq.

Paul Simon Richards presents his new film ‘∆ HS.FS. ZWN-BS.NC.BS’, for which he won the 2015 Fokus Video Art Prize. The film is structured using techniques from clinical hypnosis and describes the internal mechanisms of a hallucination, through spoken word monologue with visual and sonic interference, manipulating the way that images are formed in the mind.

Film credits: Performed by Jacky Bahbout and Andy Lacey. Music by June Miles-Kingston & Simon Mawby. Styling by Claire Hooper.

A text by Daniel C. Blight accompanies the artists' work.

About the artists

Claire Hooper (b. 1978) is a London based artist. She is the winner of the 2010 Baloise Art Prize, and was nominated for the 2011 Jarman Award and shortlisted for the IFFR Tiger Award 2013. Solo exhibitions and performances include: Bonner Kunstverein (2014), Lothringer 13 Munich (2011), MUMOK Vienna (2011). Her work has been screened and exhibited at national and international venues including the Serpentine Gallery, the ICA, Jerwood Space, Kunstwerk Berlin, WUK Vienna, and IT Park Gallery, Taiwan. She is represented by Hollybush Gardens, London and her work is distributed by LUX.

Paul Simon Richards (b.1981) is a London based artist. He is the winner of the 2015 Fokus video art prize and took part in the Lux Artist’s associate programme (2011-2012). Solo exhibitions include Nile Sunset Annex, Cairo (2015); Amer Abbas, Vienna (2010). His work has been included in group exhibitions in Modern Art Oxford; Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen; the Showroom, London; The Jerwood Space, London; Lost and Found, Amsterdam.